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Grizzlies host Wizards in basketball action

Washington WizardsMemphis Grizzlies
March 18, 6:00 PM | FedExForum

Washington Wizards vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds

10-33TEAM RECORD24-18

The Grizzlies will try to cover the spread at FedExForum on Sunday when they get a visit from the Wizards in basketball action.

The Grizzlies are 24-18 so far on the season, and 20-22 ATS vs. the number. The Wizards, meanwhile, are 10-33 and 15-28 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Memphis go 19-23 and the Wizards go 22-21 on the totals.

View Washington vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Grizzlies in this one, they're listed as 12-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 200.5 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Grizzlies, currently No. 13 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Wizards, who rate No. 29 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 98-88 victory for the Grizzlies.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Memphis's No. 18-rated squad against Washington's No. 20-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Memphis rates No. 29 in the league with 3.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 25 with 5.1 per outing.

Defensively, the Wizards feature the league's No. 28-rated defense on the road, allowing 102.8 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the league in scoring at home.

Washington was a 102-88 loser in its last match on the road against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 190 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Wizards endured a 102-88 loss at the hands of the Hawks on Friday, despite an 18 -point effort from Trevor Booker at Philips Arena.

Memphis lost its last outing, a 114-110 result against the Raptors on March 16. The Grizzlies failed to cover in that game as a 10-point favorite, while the 224 combined points took the game OVER the total. Marc Gasol went off for 28 points and added 8 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Toronto defeated Memphis, 114-110 at FedExForum.

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing New Jersey are 1-9
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Sacramento are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Wizards at Grizzlies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games when playing on the road against Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Memphis
Washington is 7-14 ATS in its last 21 games
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Memphis's last 7 games when playing at home against Washington
Memphis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
Memphis is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Washington at New Jersey, Wednesday, March 21
Memphis at Sacramento, Tuesday, March 20

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